Kristin and I had talked about having a birth session even before I had done my first one with Kenny & Sarah and just like them, she was really excited for her day to come. After getting to know them I was pretty excited too, anxious to see how this big family would react to the birth of baby Luke. You see I had not documented a birth before and it was just something I had in my bucket list of photos shoots I wanted to try. But the idea was something that definitely pleased Kristin since she has always been into photography herself.
The day finally arrived and family members flooded the room with gifts and wishes for the mom & baby. Sam (the big brother) was so excited that baby Luke was coming. This is the beginning of story… the day that Luke was born.
Sam is a very smart toddler… he’s was in that age that you are in awe with the things he says. Well while we waited for things to start moving along Kristin shared with me the cutest thing he said. I even put it down in my iPhone to remember to post it up. Sam has a big brother book back at home… one of the pages talks about how he isn’t supposed to hold the baby without Mom & Dad’s permission. When he was asked, “How are you going to hold baby Luke?”, Sam simply said like a burger. And then joked to himself – Mommy remember when we were at the restaurant and I dropped my burger and you said I had to hold it tight… so yeah – Sam will be holding baby Luke tight like a burger. I think its evident from all the pictures the bond and love that this family shares. It’s been such a joy to look through them over and over as I edit them. I think that they are the perfect example of what it’s like to welcome your second child into a happy home.
So much has happened for me since this day of photographing Luke’s birth story. My relationship and love for the Kennedy family has grown so much in these past seven years. So much so I use them all the time as the example of what I would like for my other families to experience through their photo journey with me. What has it been like for them to have me in tow all these years? Watch this video to hear Kristin’s commentary on this very special day.